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ONE has just announced a new 200GB Broadband Plan for $70 per month when you bundle your home phone with us.
With speeds of up to 24 megabits per second download, this high speed ADSL2+ Broadband plan is great for downloading large files, streaming high definition movies, online gaming and more.
This plan comes with a download allowance of 200GB and there are no excess data charges. We will also supply a free modem with free shipping. Plan and offer only available for online applications.
For full details, terms and conditions, or to order, visit our website www.myone.com.au
Earlier this week, we reported on BitTorrent Traffic being represented mostly by illegal content.
In this article, we provide you with a heap of great ways to obtain digital entertainment from the Internet legally, and in most cases the content is cheap, and sometimes free.
The best part for subscriber’s of ONE’s Unlimited Broadband Plans is that you can watch and download as much as you like, without worrying about download limits, having your speed slowed down, or paying for any excess data charges†.
We’ve listed just a few of the ways you can get free content below:
Movies, Music and TV Series
Australian Catch Up TV:
File Planet – Shareware, Freeware and Trial Games
General Video Entertainment
Note: Your experience on the above websites may be inhibited by your internet speed. To get a Faster Broadband plan, contact ONE.
Depending on your internet service provider and/or individual plan, your download quota may be restricted or measured, meaning that use of these content services may contribute to your download quota or attract excess charges. Check with your service provider for details.
† Acceptable use policy applies. Refer to myone.com.au for full conditions.
A University of Ballarat Internet Study into BitTorrent has found that close to 90% of all files or traffic distributed via the Peer to Peer protocol is illegal.
The study, conducted by the university’s Internet Commerce Security Laboratory sampled a thousand Bittorrent Files, which found over a million seeders (that is computers that have finished or are are in the process of downloading, and are sharing or uploading the file to others).
Not surprisingly, the study found 89.9% of all available files were illegal. The remaining 8.2% was found to be pornography.
Given that the pornography is also likely to be distributed without the approval of copyright holders, that could potentially bring the total of all files transmitted via peer to peer to around 98%, a staggering figure, and supports the view of ONE that BitTorrent is primarily used for illegal file sharing, or piracy.
The study was funded by Village Roadshow, who is a member of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), who are currently in court proceedings with a Pert-based Internet Service Provider for allegedly permitting it’s subscribers to distribute illegal content.
Other action recently taken by Copyright Holders includes copyright infringement notices served against over 5,000 individuals found to be sharing the movie “The Hurt Locker”. This is a first of it’s kind case, where Voltage Pictures, the movie studio behind the film ordered offenders pay $USD 1,500 to release themselves from a potential lawsuit, and whilst legal and privacy issues surround the action, it certainly scared some offenders into making the payment, and is a sign of the studio’s determination to protect their property.
The outcome of the AFACT case in Australia may also have potential to shake up the way copyright infringements are handled and pursued within Australia.
Welcome to the ONE Blog, where we bring you regular news and articles about the web, mobile devices, mobile phones and more.
This week we’re discussing Wireless Internet.
Of the many ways to connect to the internet, wireless is certainly the most convenient, but often one of the most confusing things for many people to understand, because there are so many different forms of “wireless” access.
We’ve listed some of the current wireless technologies available, and discuss them below.
- Mobile Broadband
- Wireless Access Points
- Wireless Internet using WiMax
- Satellite Internet Access
Mobile Broadband is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of Internet access in the world, and for a good reason:
Mobile Broadband runs over the mobile phone network, and is available in most places you can pick up a mobile signal. As it uses the mobile network, you can take your internet with you wherever you go (provided there is coverage from your provider).
You may see people tweeting away on their mobiles or reading news on the bus on their Blackberry, iPhone , iPad or Netbook PC, but this technology is not exclusively for mobile devices, and many people use mobile broadband on their laptop or desktop computer at home because it is generally cheaper and more convenient than fixed line technologies.
Mobile Broadband Services offered by ONE cover up to 95% of the Australian Population on the Optus Mobile Network, and speeds can reach up to 3.6 Megabits per second.
- You can take the internet with you and use it in most places.
- Mobile Broadband can be cheaper than fixed broadband.
- Often the usage limits on a mobile service are much lower than a fixed line connection, and the mobile service is not as fast as ADSL2+.
- The service isn’t available in all areas, and can be degraded if there are a lot of other users on the network, or if you don’t have good signal strength (just like a mobile phone).
ONE has Mobile Broadband Services starting at $10.00 per month. See our website for more details.
Wireless Access Points
Wireless access points are wireless networks made available from a wireless router. A wireless, or “WiFi” enabled router is a device that lets you connect multiple computers wirelessly to your fixed line cable or ADSL broadband connection.
You may be most familiar with this type of technology that is offered in Cafes for customers to use whilst enjoying their morning breakfast for example.
Having a wireless router or access point in the home has many benefits, especially if you have a laptop in the house, as you have the convenience of picking up your laptop, and browsing the web whilst enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio.
Similarly, if you were working in an office with wireless, you can pick up your laptop and run to that meeting without trying to find a port or struggle with cables.
Connecting your Smartphone or WiFi-enabled mobile device to your Wireless router also adds the benefit of browsing the web without using up your mobile data charges.
- Fast access to the internet using your fixed line service
- Use your laptop or wireless enabled device anywhere in your home
- The hardware is usually quite cheap, and access to fixed-line broadband is often cheaper than mobile broadband.
- The service can’t be used when you’re away from your access point
- There is a risk of unauthorised access to your home/office network by intruders if you don’t have your wireless router properly secured.
ONE can supply ADSL modems with built in wireless routers to new and existing customers at very competitive prices. Call us on 1800 222 256, and enquire about purchasing an ADSL Modem with built in wireless, and we’ll pre-configure it, so you can just plug it in and enjoy.
Wireless Broadband using WiMax
WiMax works by the access provider positioning microwave towers in densely populated areas, and the subscriber using a “wireless modem” to connect to the towers.
Given the cost and complexity of deployment, such WiMax services are generally only available in capital cities, and are generally fixed to a single location, meaning you can only use the service in your home or office, as opposed to the roaming nature of a Mobile Broadband Service.
- Doesn’t require a fixed phone line, thus eliminating line rental costs
- Provides you an alternative if you live in a metro area, but cannot get ADSL broadband
- Service can be expensive, often with lower download quotas
- Service is fixed rather than mobile
- Coverage can be poor, particularly on hillsides or in valleys
- The modem is usually provider-specific, so if you want to change providers at the end of your contract, you’re stuck with a useless modem.
ONE does not currently supply any WiMax products.
Satellite Broadband is a technology that is most prominent in rural areas of Australia.
The service works by affixing a satellite dish to your roof, and it receives signal from satellites in orbit above the earth. Download speeds can range from 256K to 1024K depending on the provider.
- Provide fast downloads when no other form of broadband access is available.
- Expensive to install, and requires a satellite dish to be attached to your house
ONE does not provide Satellite Broadband services, however we have a variety of Mobile Broadband services available to up-to 95% of the population. See our Broadband Coverage Checker to see if you can receive Mobile Broadband from ONE.